10 April 2006

An easy how to to get the jre going for firefox on most versions of linux.

Java plugin installation for Firefox under Linux

Even if you're not using Firefox 1.0.7, there should still be a directory something like /usr/lib/firefox-versionNo that has a plugins directory in it. Just use that and it'll likely work.

09 April 2006

Another way of doing remote assistance with Windows XP SP2.

Have a read of the following webpage. It could save you some time fighting with remote desktop.

Concurrent Remote Desktop Sessions in Windows XP SP2 | Sig9

Here's another option using a ... ermm sub-version of Ultra VNC.


This is an "outgoing-request-from-a-uvnc-server" version.
Worth looking at if your Dad/Mum is behind a NAT adsl modem and needs help.
MS Exchange - possible replacements

After investigating MS Exchange replacements, I've settled into testing Scalix, it uses an outlook connector to create an impressive user experience. (great web interface too)
The following link is to an article in Scalix Forums detailing how to install Scalix on Centos4. (similar goes for Centos3 and is mentioned in another post in the Forum)

Scalix Community Forums :: View topic - Installing Scalix CE on CentOS4 successfully :-)

I decided to test on this platform after reading about the challenges with Fedora Core FC4. I also wanted to test on a known stable platform, so there was less reason to blame Scalix for any unexpected operational problems.

Strange problems with failed logins for sxadmin were experienced after using the Graphical installer, however, installation and subsequent login as sxadmin went without a hitch when using the command line installer. (sxadmin login worked first time)

If you experience problems with sxadmin logins after using the Graphical installer, I suggest that you try uninstalling, (use the graphical install script - it will now have an uninstall option) then open a console by pressing "control alt F2" and log in as a normal user, next su - to root. (that is "su -" you need the "space" and a - after su leave out the inverted commas "")

Navigate to the scalix directory and run "sh scalix-installer" if your environment is correct just take all the defaults taking particular note of the password and the _complete_ username for sxadmin login.

Now fire up the admin console from a browser. You can change many of the defaults you set during install from in here.
If you really need to. Uninstall again and reinstall to change some default that you don't seem able to change from the admin console.
Speed is still being tested, but seems more dependant on the speed of java code excution than network speed, when on a LAN. (more to add about speed whan testing is further advanced)

Scalix Community Forums :: View topic - Installing Scalix CE on CentOS4 successfully :-)